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  • 'Fruitvale' to 'Llewyn Davis': Small parts, huge performances

    'Fruitvale' to 'Llewyn Davis': Small parts, huge performances
    In a season of outstanding performances wrapped up in awards possibilities, the little gems can too easily be overlooked. So once again, it is time to appreciate some of the actors whose gifts have shone bright in big films this year, even if only for a...
  • The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'

    The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'
    Octavia Spencer worked as an actress for 15 years before becoming an overnight success. Her performance as the forceful maid Minny in Tate Taylor's "The Help" won her the Academy Award for supporting actress in 2012, along with just about every other...
  • 'Bling Ring's' Sofia Coppola to be honored at Crystal + Lucy Awards

    'Bling Ring's' Sofia Coppola to be honored at Crystal + Lucy Awards
    Oscar-winning writer-director Sofia Coppola, whose latest film "The Bling Ring" screened at the Cannes and opens June 14 stateside, is this year's winner of the Crystal + Lucy Awards' Dorothy Arzner Directors Award. The award is named after the...
  • '12 Years a Slave' wins big at Film Independent Spirit Awards

    '12 Years a Slave' wins big at Film Independent Spirit Awards
    The period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was...
  • Best feature film '12 Years a Slave' sweeps Spirit Awards

    Best feature film '12 Years a Slave' sweeps Spirit Awards
    The period drama "12 Years a Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was nominated....
  • Lady Gaga, Bill Murray continue selfie onslaught on 'Late Show'

    Lady Gaga, Bill Murray continue selfie onslaught on 'Late Show'
    Suddenly, the selfie is everywhere. It's been around since forever, but Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar-night selfie has suddenly made it a pop culture "thing" for celebrities to do. Latest evidence: Bill Murray, Lady Gaga and David Letterman on Wednesday night'...
  • Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare

    Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare
    It's easy to get burnt out on the endless parade of superheroes marching across the summer cinema screens. The loud pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction make it difficult to care about the central characters. Whether it's Superman, Iron Man, Spider-...
  • Why is Diablo Cody's directorial debut 'Paradise' coming to TV first?

    Why is Diablo Cody's directorial debut 'Paradise' coming to TV first?
    This post has been updated. Please see bottom for details. So, wait: Diablo Cody’s directorial debut is coming out in a few days? This seemed to be the resounding reaction on Twitter Thursday, when the Oscar-winning “Juno”...
  • How Julianne Hough's Mormon upbringing influenced 'Paradise'

    How Julianne Hough's Mormon upbringing influenced 'Paradise'
    When Julianne Hough arrived in Los Angeles at 18 after leaving her devout Mormon family behind in Utah, she quickly realized she was a novelty in Hollywood. “People were really curious about why I didn’t drink,” she recalled,...
  • 'The Butler' to prevail at box office this weekend -- Oscars next?

    'The Butler' to prevail at box office this weekend -- Oscars next?
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" will be the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend after taking in about $9 million in ticket sales last night. That puts the historical drama on track for a $27-million weekend, significantly more than The Weinstein Company'...
  • 2013 Fall Movie Preview complete list

    2013 Fall Movie Preview complete list
    The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. SEPT. 6 36 Saints Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...